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Kellogg Historical Museum – Kellogg, Iowa

 Kellogg Historical Museum - Kellogg, Iowa The small town of Kellogg has a seven building museum complex. The citizens began the preservation of their heritage in 1980 by restoring old run-down buildings in their downtown. The #1 building is a … [Read more...]

Watson’s Grocery Store – State Center, Iowa

Watson’s Grocery Store - State Center, Iowa An old-fashioned grocery and mercantile store, built in 1895, has been restored in State Center, Iowa. The original fixtures and the early oak cabinetry are still in place. Visitors can study the … [Read more...]

Farm House Museum – Ames, Iowa

 Farm House Museum - Ames, Iowa This was the first building erected after Iowa took advantage of the Land Grant Act and founded Iowa State College and Model Farm. It appears now as it did in the era between 1860 and 1910. In its collection it has … [Read more...]

Rock Creek State Park – Kellogg, Iowa

 Rock Creek State Park - Kellogg, Iowa This state park near Kellogg, Iowa, has one of central Iowa’s most popular boating lakes. Any size boat more may be operated on the 602-acre lake at “no wake” speeds. Dock spaces are available … [Read more...]

Ridge Riders Saddle Club – Tama/Toledo, Iowa

Ridge Riders Saddle Club - Tama/Toledo, Iowa This is the club that welcomes you with events, camping and trail rides. The club has updated their campsite and opened it up to those that want to be around horse people. There is camping, & overnight … [Read more...]

Trainland – Colfax, Iowa

 Trainland - Colfax, Iowa For your enjoyment in Colfax, Iowa is this museum, using toy trains, the train buffs depict the development of the railroad across the United States. Frontier, steam, and diesel eras are represented. There is over 2,600 … [Read more...]

Reiman Gardens – Ames, Iowa

 Reiman Gardens - Ames, Iowa  A beautiful attraction in the Midwest is Iowa State University's Reiman Gardens one of the largest public gardens in Iowa. Located immediately south of ISU's Jack Trice Football Stadium, Reiman … [Read more...]

Dunbar Slough – Ralston, Iowa

This wildlife area near Ralston, Iowa, encompasses 1500 acres of marsh and prairie wildlife habitat. It is considered by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources as one of the top “watchable” wildlife areas. Also found in the area are some … [Read more...]

John Wayne Birthplace – Winterset, Iowa

John Wayne Birthplace - Winterset, Iowa. He holds the record for the actor with the most leading parts - 142. In all but 11 films he played the leading part. Birth Name : Marion Michael Morrison Date of Birth : May 26, 1907 Place of Birth : … [Read more...]

The Temple For Performing Arts – Des Moines, Iowa

 The Temple For Performing Arts - Des Moines, Iowa A center for Arts, Culture, Music, Entertaining and Learning the Temple has been restored to its once grand status. the Temple is listed on the National Historic Register. Marked as one of the … [Read more...]